Archive for the ‘Digestive’ Category

Epidemic Cholera treated with Acumoxa Therapy in Pakistan


Chief-complaint: Diarrhea

Western-diagnosis: Cholera

Medical-history: In flood affected areas in Pakistan, gastrointestinal Disorders are very common. Diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, and colic to mention just a few.

Symptoms: Watery diarrhea, feelings of fullness, cramping pains.

CM-diagnosis: Excess type diarrhea

Last modified: September 2, 2010 · al · No Comments
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Acupuncture Treatment of Recurring Nightmares


Chief Complaint: Recurring Nightmares

History: Patient was an 23yr old female who had no previous major medical history. She had a tonsillectomy when she was in grade school (did not remember age) . No medications, no history of abuse and could not think of any specific physical or emotional trauma.

Symptoms: Recurring dream of being chased then strangled. Initial onset was about 1.5 months prior to tx with an occurrence about 2/3 times per week. Patient was having difficulty sleeping due to anxiety about having nightmare and would sleep very lightly. After dream would usually stay up about 2 hours to calm herself down. All other functions seemed normal.

Last modified: May 26, 2010 · al · No Comments
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The Treatment of Vomiting with Chinese Herbs


The Treatment of Vomiting with Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang (Regulate the Stomach and Order the Qi Decoction)
by Dr. Wang Chang-Yong 王常勇

Patient: Wan, female, 32 years old.

Chief Complaint: vomiting

Medical History: Ms. Wan suffered for a long time from low-grade fever, chest pain and cough. The respiratory department in the hospital diagnosed her with pulmonary tuberculosis, and after receiving treatment, she was all better.

But five days ago she started to vomit, gradually worsening, with many bouts each day; she vomited after eating, and had difficulty eating and drinking. She self-administrated some Western medicine sedatives and anti-emetic drugs but without any results. Then she sought care from a Chinese medicine doctor.

Last modified: March 16, 2010 · al · No Comments
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The Acupuncture Treatment of Crohn’s Disease


Chief Complaint: Crohn’s disease.

Medical History: Crohn’s disease first diagnosed twenty years previous to first visit (patient 52 years old). Soon after a right hemi-colectomy was carried out, and about 40cm of Small Intestine including appendix and ileal sphincter was removed. About 16 years of relative health followed, after which disease progressed to include ulceration in the colon. Prognosis was for a permanent stoma, and the aim of treatment was literally to see if any improvement could be gained. At time of first consultation, patient was suffering from frequent sudden senses of pain and distension, followed by immediate need to evacuate bowels. This occurred 6-7 times a day, and included bleeding

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Constipation


Chief Complaint: constipation

Medical History: 32 yr. old male

works out 3x week

drinks- smokes on occasion.

Eats all the time

Fairly good diet..a fair amount of dairy

Questioning exam: Doesn’t evacuate for several days.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Chinese Medicine for Post Partum Constipation


Chief Complaint: Constipation after childbirth 31 years ago!

Western Diagnosis: Constipation

Medical History: 58 yo female,born in Switzerland; came to America with husband (business assignment)5 years ago. Upper/lower GI endoscopy revealed negative. Hysterectomy 6/01 due to uterus prolapse. Organic food, vitamins, and perform yoga exercise daily.

Questioning exam: BM once a day in the morning; however had to wait for at least 45 minutes before defecation and required great effort to empty the bowels with complete relief. Stool is formed,in the soft side, brown color with no abnormal odor. She also complains of spontaneous sweating, and low energy (fatigue); a sensation of fullness in the stomach and lower abdomen.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Acupuncture and Herbs for Stomach Pain


Chief Complaint: Epigastric pain

Medical History: Male, 29

At age 16 the patient realized he couldn’t eat fried, greasy or rich foods on the same day as playing soccer without experiencing a burning sensation from the stomach to the throat. Began taking pepsid with a little improvement. At age 21, while in Sri Lanka he ate some yogurt which made burning so bad that the pepsid did not work. Accompanying symptoms included slight fever, irritability, and profuse diarrhea with a fetid odor and a burning sensation. Upon return to the U.S. he was diagnosed with Giardia and Amoebas. Prescribed Flagal which stopped diarrhea. Prescribed Prilosec for reflux which helped. At age 22, he stopped Prilosec and began managing the reflux with Chinese herbs.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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The Treatment of Menstrual Diarrhea with Acupuncture and Herbs


Chief Complaint: Early morning diarrhea which is worse just before and during menses.

Medical History: Generally nervous person, tends to internalize stress. Too much cold and sweet food. Exercises daily. Drinks wine several times per week. Previous antibiotic use with subsequent yeast infections.

Questioning exam: Symptoms worse with period.

Symptoms worse in the winter.

Symptoms worse with stress.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Acupuncture Used for Chronic Gastritis


Chief Complaint: Heartburn and pain in epigastrium

Western Diagnosis: Chronic gastritis

Medical History: In the last five years, the patient had very stressful life when she studied in college and tried to find a job. Her eating was not in a regular base and she did not do any exersise.

Questioning exam: She always felt fullness and dull pain in the epigastrium especially if she got upset or angry, the situation got worse. Some times she also felt the fullness or pain in hypochondria area. She was in fatigue all the time and the appetite was poor. Occasionally she had diarrhea.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Chinese Medicine for HIV, Nausea, and Fatigue


Chief Complaint: Fatigue, nausea and loss of appetite.

Western Diagnosis: HIV Positive

Medical History: Male, 33 years of age, 5’10”, 175 lbs., full time student/part time bartender. Diagnosed HIV positive in 1989 remaining healthy with no complications. Currently (2002) and since 1996 patient on triple drug therapy of Indinovir, 3TC and AZT due to high viral load. Current viral load measures 200,000 copies per milliliter. Most notable side effects are chief complaint of fatigue, nausea and loss of appetite. Irregularly exercises, meditates and practices Qi Gong daily. Eight hours of sleep consistently but restless with dreams most nights, Excellent organic non vegetarian diet, mealtimes at regular hours 3x daily. Exposure to smoke daily.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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